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Vehicle catches power line over interstate, Liberty Utilities respond to repair

FIDELITY, Mo. — About 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon what was described as a vehicle catching a power line and pulling it down,  disrupted traffic just north of I-44 on I-49.

Just north of the Fidelity cloverleaf, but before the Cedar Road exit.

Crews are currently responding to an outage impacting the Carthage, MO area where a vehicle caught one of our power lines. We are currently working with Highway Patrol to close a section of highway 49 so that repairs can be made safely. Crews estimate this process could take approximately 45 minutes to one hour.” — Liberty Utilities Central

Mid-America RV, Josh Schmutz sent us a pic of the repairs being done, “Liberty got the line across fast though!

Traffic returned to normal flow safely just before 4 p.m.

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available from authorities.

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